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Charcoal Burners Trail

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This is an easy trail with a nice viewpoint. The trail travels from the north end of the park to the south.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Point to Point

1,331' 406 m

High

952' 290 m

Low

182' 55 m

Up

546' 167 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The Charcoal Burners Trail is located in Clarence Fahnestock State Park. The trail is well marked with red discs and travels from the northern end of the park to the southern end. You can access the trail from three locations, but only one has a parking area alongside Route 301. The trail starts/ends in the north when it meets the Wiccopee Trail. South of Route 301, the trail extends until it ends on the Three Lakes Trail.

You can park on Route 301 and hike north. This section is about 2.5 miles long and gives access to several other trails so you can complete a loop hike. After about 1.25 miles, you'll reach Beaver Pond. If you're hiking Charcoal Burners as part of a loop, Beaver Pond is a nice place for lunch. Past Beaver Pond, the trail is relatively level and easy. South of Route 301 is a 1 mile section that is more difficult with plenty of rocks – a definite change from the northern section.

Charcoal Burner is a great trail in the fall to see the leaves change color. In the summer, much of the northern trail is lined with fern. There are also far less people hiking this part of the park, which is nice.

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John Maurizi

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Rocky southern section of Charcoal Burner Trail
Aug 15, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
Beaver Pond
Aug 15, 2017 near Brincke…, NY
Southern terminus of trail
Aug 15, 2017 near Cold Sp…, NY
End of the Wiccopee Trail and start of the Charcoal Burner Trail.
Aug 14, 2017 near Brincke…, NY
Fahnestock Trail and Charcoal Burner Trail parting ways
Aug 27, 2017 near Brincke…, NY
Fahnestock Trail and Charcoal Burner Trail share the same path until just after Beaver Pond.
Aug 27, 2017 near Brincke…, NY

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